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“Hi, I’m Al and I’m an Addict”
Al Andrews
By Al Andrews
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A woman with multiple felonies sat to my left. Across from me, seated next to one another, were two women who’d prostituted themselves in the past to pay for their drug habits. To my right was a woman who’d lost count of the number of times she’d been arrested and put in jail.

I was attending “the circle,” a weekly…

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How Does American Culture Influence Christianity?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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It’s a broad topic that deserves a book, of course, but just asking the question has value.

How is our understanding of Christianity influenced by our culture?

I’ll choose only one area to start, and…

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When Life Is A Fog, Cling To The Lantern of Light
Justin Zoradi
By Justin Zoradi
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I’m in a fog. And not just because I live in Portland. The future of my work in Africa, my writing career, vocation, my role as a husband – it’s all steeped in mystery so thick and so dark it catches in my throat and unsteadies my breath.

I know great things lie ahead, but…

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How I Use MySubplot.com
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Years ago I created a life plan and have rarely had a foggy day since. It happened when I discovered Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy and began planning my life like a story. The process brings me clarity and focus every day. I’d say I’m more healthy today than I’ve ever been, and I owe it all to thinking and planning in the form of narrative.

I plan all the big stories of my life using…

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The Deception of Urgency
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
1

Next week I’ll leave Bainbridge Island for the mainland. I’ve been here a month, transitioning from the Storyline book to a new book that will come out next year. I came up to get away from the city and the temptations that keep me from writing.

If you’d have asked me when I…

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Sunday Morning Music, All Sons & Daughters
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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David Leonard and Leslie Jordan make up the worship duo, All Sons & Daughters. When they’re not on the road playing shows with artists like Chris Tomlin and Gungor, they’re at home leading…

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How I Got Asked to Pray After the First Lady
Jena Nardella
By Jena Nardella
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I came home from work on the evening of August 29th, flipped through the major network channels and was quickly disturbed by the bickering and bantering of the political campaigns, advertisements, and pundits. I felt an ache in my gut, a sadness in my heart for the way our country conducts itself through the election season, from both sides. I turned the tv off, trying to keep cynicism from creeping in.

So when I received a call the following day with…

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Why You Should Have a No Drama Policy
By Donald Miller
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When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Expect
By Jeff Goins
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5 Reasons to Attend the Storyline Conference
By Donald Miller
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How I Used Twitter to Write a Book
By Donald Miller
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